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The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Model Animal Protection Laws include definitions of terms, general prohibitions, defenses, pre- and post-conviction procedures, and other provisions.

Whether you are updating the municipal code for a city, running a campaign against a cruel industry practice, or litigating a case against an animal abuser, the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Model Animal Protection Laws Collection are a great reference.

This collection of model laws can serve as a benchmark to measure your local animal protection laws against, or a template to create new ones.

The Model Animal Protection Laws are in the process of being updated.

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